via Satellite images of North Korea indicate significant activity in ballistic missile submarine program – AOL News

Recent satellite images provide a glimpse into North Korea’s ambitions for the development of a ballistic missile submarine.

38 North, a North Korea affairs website run by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies based in Washington, DC, noted on Thursday, “Commercial satellite imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard from November 5 indicates that North Korea is on an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine.”

via Satellite images of North Korea indicate significant activity in ballistic missile submarine program – AOL News

Advertisements
Standard

via Liberals retroactively turn on Bill Clinton amid wide reckoning on the sexual misconduct of powerful men – AOL News

The latest episode on the worldwide reckoning on the sexual misconduct of powerful men actually happened almost two decades ago — but important liberals have just now turned on the perpetrator, former President Bill Clinton.

On the same day that TV host Leeann Tweeden accused Democratic Sen. Al Franken of kissing and groping her without her consent, Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful and the Senator who holds Hillary Clinton’s former seat, said that the former president should have resigned after his own sex scandal.

via Liberals retroactively turn on Bill Clinton amid wide reckoning on the sexual misconduct of powerful men – AOL News

Standard

via FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules – Bloomberg

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans.

The move would reignite a years-long debate that has seen Republicans and broadband providers seeking to eliminate the rules, while Democrats and technology companies support them. The regulations passed in 2015 bar broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. from interfering with web traffic sent by Google, Facebook Inc. and others.

via FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules – Bloomberg

Standard

via Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota | Fox News

AMHERST, S.D. – TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators reported Thursday.

Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. The cause was being investigated.

via Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota | Fox News

Standard

via World’s first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world’s first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels.

At a press conference in Vienna on Friday morning, Italian Professor Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, announced that a team at Harbin Medical University had “realised the first human head transplant” and said an operation on a live human will take place “imminently”.

via World’s first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

Standard

via Plague outbreak: Black Death spread shows disease is ETERNAL, expert says | Daily Star

Writing in Project Syndicate, Professor Harper traces the history of the two major plague outbreaks, showing how they mutated and spread around the globe.

He argues this shows how powerless we are to halt the spread of the plague forever, stating: “There still is no vaccine; while antibiotics are effective if administered early, the threat of antimicrobial resistance is real.

“That may be the deepest lesson from the long history of this scourge. Biological evolution is cunning and dangerous. Small mutations can alter a pathogen’s virulence or its efficiency of transmission, and evolution is relentless.”

via Plague outbreak: Black Death spread shows disease is ETERNAL, expert says | Daily Star

Standard